PBT Extra: Has LeBron ever played better in the NBA Finals?

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LeBron James is averaging 41 points, 12 rebounds and 8.3 assists per game, he’s controlling the tempo of the series, and he’s dragged an unimpressive Cavaliers roster to a 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals.

But there are critics. Because he’s LeBron. They note LeBron has not been efficient, shooting 40.2 percent for the series. The critics are right, he’s not been efficient — but that’s a byproduct of a  usage rate up above 42. He has had to carry the offense for the Cavaliers, and when you use more possessions your efficiency goes down. The fact he’s this efficent considering the load he is carrying is amazing.

Jenna Corrado and I discuss if this is the best LeBron has ever played in the Finals, and what that could mean for his legacy.